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Obituaries 5-19-16

Doris Ann Bray

Heart of gold

Doris Ann Bray, age 78, died on May 15 in Santa Rosa. She was born in Calistoga in 1938, a daughter of Clark and Stella Cade. She is survived by two daughters, Peggy (Marty) Erlandson and Laura (Ron) New; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and six siblings, Eugene, Mabel, Ray, David and Dorothy. She was preceded in death by two sons, David and Ron, and a brother, Earl. Doris was a loving mother with a heart of gold. She enjoyed gardening and embroidery. She could put a smile on anyone's face and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Oak Mound Cemetery on 601 Piper Street, Healdsburg.

Celebration of life for William “Bill” Auradou

A celebration of life for William “Bill” Auradou will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 1 – 4 p.m. at 1830 Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. Friends and relatives are invited.

Obituaries 5-12-16

Robert Ernest Biasotti

Lifelong resident of Healdsburg

Rob was born July 19, 1949, and died peacefully in his sleep on January 30, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents Ernie and Jinx, and his uncles Non and Aim. He is survived and deeply missed by his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Jo and David Larson; his nephews, Jeff Miller and his family, and Matt Miller; his uncle and aunt, John and Donna Biasotti; his step-daughter Mandy Abernathy and her family; first cousins Beverly, Marilyn and Patte, Tom and Judy, and John Michael, Joan and Jim, and their families; his aunts Evelyn and Cookie; and many friends.  Rob was a thoughtful, generous brother, an iconic uncle, a devoted Dad. He loved classic country music, Disney movies, the Warriors, and Stanford Women’s basketball. He hated extremism, greed, and bullying. He had a dazzling smile and beautiful blue eyes. Long on knowledge and short of fuse, he was never dull. He was a big man and in many ways he lived large. He was a huge presence in our lives and we are bereft without him. Rob’s ashes have been interred in Ernie’s crypt. A celebration of life will be held at 571 Matheson Street on Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 5 p.m., for family and friends. This will be the final party at our house, so if you knew Rob, or Jinx and Ernie, please drop by and share memories with us.

Obituaries 5-5-16

Kathryn Susann Roth

Former publisher of the Tribune

Kathryn Susann Roth died on April 27, at home with family and friends. She was born September 10, 1953 in Del Rio, Texas to Howard Paul Roth and Beverly Claudette (Heathcock) Roth. In 1956, her father was discharged from the U.S. Air Force and the family moved to Kensington, Maryland, where she attended elementary school. In 1964, her family moved to Loveland, Colorado. Kathryn graduated from Loveland High School in 1971. She was active in several groups, including the National Forensics League. She played the violin in the orchestra. In October 1971, she married David Justus. A year later, they welcomed a daughter, Jennifer Susann “Star” Justus. The couple lived one year in Port Hueneme, California until Dave was set overseas with the U.S. Navy and Kathryn moved back to her family in Colorado. The couple divorced in 1974 and Kathryn later married Stephen Gutchess. Their daughter, Sarah Kathleen, was born in November 1977. Kathryn was employed at the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald until 1982. After she and Steve divorced, she relocated to Ukiah in 1983 where she worked for the Ukiah Daily Journal, Real Goods Co., the National Training Association and the Ukiah Community Center, a nonprofit organization serving low-income families. In 1995, Kathryn and her partner Bill Simmons moved to Healdsburg, where she became publisher of the Healdsburg Tribune and the Windsor Times, two weekly newspapers that had been purchased by her parents, Thomas and Beverly Reeves. Kathryn and Bill’s daughters, Ariel Camille Roth, born in 1987, and Alicia Michele Roth, born in 1990, attended elementary school in Healdsburg. In Healdsburg, Kathryn became a member of the Healdsburg Rotary Club and served on the board of the Alliance Medical Center. Due to the declining health of Tom Reeves, the family sold the newspapers in 2000 and Kathryn, Ariel and Alicia joined the Reeves in returning to Loveland. Kathryn was hired by the Loveland Chamber of Commerce to manage the Loveland Visitors Center, where she coordinated the operation of the center and oversaw the staff of 25 – 30 volunteers. Soon, she was promoted to office manager of the chamber, producing a monthly news magazine for the chamber membership. One of her responsibilities was directing the annual Valentine re-mailing program that began in the 1940s, which involved 50-plus volunteers stamping and postmarking as many as 200,000 Valentine envelopes annually with “Loveland” during the two weeks prior to Valentine Day. She also planned and coordinated the Miss Loveland Valentine competition. In addition, the design of the annual “Loveland Valentine” card, the inside verse and the cachet, were her responsibility. In 2010, with all four daughters now living in Healdsburg, Kathy moved back. She worked several part-time jobs, but found time to help organize two annual “Relay for Life” events for the American Cancer Society. In April of 2014, she was diagnosed with fourth-stage ovarian cancer for which she underwent surgery. It was soon discovered in her lungs and most recently in her brain. She fought a brave and optimistic battle against this terrible disease. Kathryn was a very talented musician (playing the piano by ear), artist, writer and humanitarian. She was an avid environmentalist and supporter of farmers’ markets in the area. She traveled to the Holy Lands in 2013 and became a Pro-Palestine activist. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Claude and Beatrice Heathcock of Decatur, Illinois; her paternal grandparents, Frank and Helen Roth of Roswell, New Mexico; and her stepfather, Thomas Reeves of Loveland, Colorado. Survivors include her daughters, Star Justus, Sarah Wolff, Ariel Roth and Alicia Roth, all of Healdsburg; her mother, Beverly Reeves of Loveland; her father, Howard Roth of New Mexico; a son-in-law, Denis Wolff and a grandson, Sidney Wolff, both of Healdsburg; two sisters, Janean Ruegsegger and Karla Graves of Colorado; two brothers, Howard Roth, Jr. of Iowa, and Michael Reeves of Texas; a stepsister, Kathryn Reeves Urban, also of Colorado; four aunts, Sandra Till, Stephanie Hammond and Shirley Hunk of Illinois and Lana Ekiss of Missouri; one uncle, Michael Heathcock of Sonora; eight nieces and four nephews; and 12 cousins.

Joseph Mario Pieroni

Accomplished auto body repairman

Joseph Mario Pieroni died on April 24, 2016 at his home in Geyserville. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Pieroni and Edith Mary (Giovannoni) Pieroni. Joe grew up on his family ranch on West Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg, where he lived most of his life, until a recent move to Geyserville. He was an accomplished auto body repairman who owned his own repair shops in Santa Rosa and Geyserville for more than 50 years. A private, family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Marilyn Louise Fuchs

Animal lover

Marilyn Louise Fuchs (nee: Schauer) of Healdsburg, California died on April 24. She was 85. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Alfred, her son Glenn John Fuchs and her parents John and Sophie Schauer. She is survived by her daughter Diane Terrano and husband Robert and three grandsons, RJ, Christopher and Glenn Terrano. Born in Port Chester, New York, she attended AB Davis High School in Mount Vernon, moved to Yonkers and worked as an executive secretary for Mortimer C. Low, CPA in Bronxville, New York for over 25 years. Upon retirement, her family relocated to Stockholm, New Jersey where she was an active member of the Institute For Spiritual Development in Sparta for many years. They then moved to Payson, Arizona for a few years, and eventually to Las Vegas, Nevada to be with the family. Inurnment will be on Friday, May 27 at noon at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York. A celebration of her life will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to her favorite charity: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ( or Best Friends, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741.

William Clement Auradou

Lifelong friend, Healdsburg native

Bill was born in Healdsburg on November 14, 1937, the only child of Bernice and Clement Auradou. He went to the local schools, and later to the California College of the Arts in Oakland. Soon after school he moved to Seattle, joined the Army and was stationed at Ft. Lewis. Following his service, he liked the area so much that he rented a home in the Madison Park section of town. He made several lifelong friends there whom he visited and who visited him for the rest of his life, even after a few of them moved away to the Vancouver area and Australia. After a few years in Seattle, he took a position in charge of a prune operation with the Del Monte Corp. in Yuba City, but he always returned to Healdsburg. Eventually he settled in Dry Creek on his great-grandparents’ land overlooking his vast vineyard, which grew to be one of the largest in Dry Creek. Bill liked nothing better than to entertain, and impromptu dinner parties of a dozen or more folks were common, not to mention full of fun and noise. He also spent his retirement traveling to China and to Europe, visiting the namesake town of his ancestors in the south of France. After a long illness, Bill passed away on April 13 at Brookdale Place, an assisted living facility in Fountaingrove.

Barbara Aragon Radosevich

35 years of service with the New Mexico State Police

Barbara Aragon Radosevich was born August 7, 1951 in Socorro, NM, the daughter of David Aragon and Amadita (Rael) Aragon. Barbara was a dedicated employee of the New Mexico State Police for 35 years. She enjoyed reading, listening to 60s music, her VW Beetle and her pets. She died on April 22, 2016. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, David and Amadita Aragon; her brother, David, her sister, Marcella; and her father-in-law, J. David Radosevich. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Mark Radosevich of Santa Fe; sisters, Josephine Samay and husband Bob of Pacifica, CA, Juanita Alvarado and husband Alex of San Bruno, Eva Aragon of Horse Springs, NM, Sylvia Dixon and husband Steve of Perryton, Texas; brothers, Paul Aragon and wife Natividad of Healdsburg, Andres Aragon and wife Rosa of Horse Springs, NM, and Samuel Aragon and wife Cathy of Fremont. Barbara is also survived by her mother-in-law, Griselda A. Radosevich; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony Radosevich, Fred and Dianna Radosevich, Robert and Roberta Radosevich, Frances and Tom Torres; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
 Barbara was extremely proud of her 35 years of dedicated service with the New Mexico State Police as an administrative secretary. During her tenure, she was assigned to all of the divisions and received numerous accolades, including Civilian of the Year. Upon her retirement in 2008, she held the distinction as being the senior (longest tenured) civilian NMSP employee. 
While working in Las Cruces, she met and married Mark Radosevich and they shared each other’s lives for the next 39 years. Barbara’s love of life can only be compared to her love of animals; Mia has been a faithful companion for nine years. 
Her family has requested memorial contributions be offered in her name to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, 100 Caja del Rio Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
. Condolence Cards can be sent to: Mark Radosevich 2935 Plaza Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

Nina Jeanne Galeazzi Jones

Well-loved medical assistant, instrumental to development of disabled rights

Nina Jeanne Galeazzi Jones died on Thursday October 2, 2014 at age 76 in Reno, NV after a 3 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer, which she survived, followed by lung cancer which took her life. She died at home surrounded by family and friends. Nina was born on August 4, 1938 in San Francisco and raised in Healdsburg, CA when it was known as “the Buckle of the Prune Belt.” She attended school in Healdsburg and graduated from Healdsburg High in 1956. She went on to obtain an AA Degree from Santa Rosa Junior College. Nina spent 20 years as a Medical Assistant working in a radiation therapy office in Santa Rosa serving cancer patients. She completed her career teaching Medical Assisting at Empire College. Nina loved people and animals and doted on her pets. She especially loved people with disabilities. After Santa Rosa City Schools attempted to deny services to her disabled son Adam and to other children with disabilities, Nina was instrumental in the development of legislation guaranteeing mandatory special education programs and services to disabled students throughout the state of California. Nina was known for her wonderful sense of style. She had tremendous energy, a youthful attitude and a great sense of humor. Nina loved the arts, especially the opera; she loved to cook, loved the ocean and loved to help other people. Nina was almost always doing something to help someone else. Nina was a lifelong Italian Catholic who regularly attended Mass. She maintained a strong relationship with the Lord, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and a very special relationship with the Blessed Mother. Nina had a brief marriage after college. Later she married Clay Rogers, who was the father of her son Adam, but after a number of years they divorced. In 1978, Nina married Richard K.A. Jones. They were introduced in a bar by a nun in San Francisco, Sister Patrice Burns. They remained married for 36 years, and were together for 38 years at the time of her death. Richard and Nina both shared a love of the ocean and they frequently vacationed at a favorite spot in Little River south of Mendocino. Nina is survived by her husband Richard, her adopted son Aaron Rogers of Guerneville, her uncle Remo Galeazzi of Petaluma and her cousin Rae Anne (Ciufi) Galeazzi of Rohnert Park. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Maxine Galeazzi, and her beloved son Adam who died on Cinco de Mayo in 2013. Adam’s death was a devastating loss for Nina. The family wishes to thank Louanna Buell and Lori Rogers for the help they provided in Nina’s final weeks, and the doctors who cared for her during her illness. The family is also grateful to Infinity Hospice Care for the support they provided during the final months of Nina’s life. At Nina’s request, no services were held. Nina was cremated and her ashes were spread in the San Francisco Bay, near the location where her son Adam’s ashes were spread. The family prefers donations to Milestones of Development, Inc. #1 Florida Street, Vallejo, CA 94590, a group home program that provided loving services to her son Adam for over 30 years.“It’s been slightly over a year and a half since you’ve been gone. You were deeply loved, and even though you are gone you will never be forgotten.” - Richard K.A. Jones, husband of Nina Jeanne Galeazzi Jones

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